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  • Letter: Summit needs to keep promises

    I was skeptical when a representative from Summit Natural Gas said I would have gas by Nov. 1, but I decided to put my faith in the company. After all, they were generating excitement and taking pictures with community leaders. Surely, they would keep their commitment. I, like everyone els...

  • The Right View: In age of school bullying, heaven help us

    If you are the parent of a child who is bullied, at some point – once you get over your initial devastation – perhaps you begin to think of the child who is doing the bullying. Perhaps you ponder the cause. Many of us tend to think kids who bully are hurting in some way, are lo...

  • Letter: Yes on 2 to invest in Maine's future

    Question 2 on the Nov. 8 ballot is all about jobs. If the referendum is approved, it will bring about 800 construction jobs to Biddeford to build a new race track, slots facility, destination hotel and restaurants. The entertainment complex will employ roughly 500 people after it’s d...

  • Letter: Egan is the candidate Freeport needs

    We are writing to urge our friends and neighbors to vote for Kristina Egan to be our new town councilor representing Freeport District 3, which includes South Freeport. We met Kristina for the first time at the post office. She impressed us as thoughtful, smart and perhaps, most importantl...

  • The Universal Notebook: Back to the movies

    Lately, Carolyn and I have taken to going to the movies at the Nickelodeon in Portland on Tuesday nights when admission is only $5. We go with our good friends and fellow empty-nesters Don and Colleen. Even watching the latest hit films, there’s something very old-fashioned about actually g...

  • The View From Away: There's no place like a home next to Tony and Becky

    When we decided to put our house on the market, we thought the hard part would be figuring out what to do next. “It’s a great house at a great price, the market has more or less hit bottom, it shouldn’t take long and then we’ll figure out what we’re going to do.&rdqu... 2

  • Superintendent's Notebook: Why I'm retiring

    As a young man, I thought life had nothing to offer me. At age 15, I sat on the steps of Portland City Hall, despondent and in tears, believing that my destiny was to be a drunk, a drug addict or in prison. I believed that I would die young and that nobody would notice. But life sent me ...

  • Forecaster Forum: Neighborhood will bear cost of 'Brunswick West' train facility

    We represent approximately 100 families in the Brunswick neighborhoods that will be negatively impacted by the construction of a proposed Amtrak maintenance and layover facility at the "Brunswick West" site between Church Road and Stanwood Street. We remain deeply concerned that this is th...

  • Letter: Wentworth is a vote for Scarborough's future

    Scarborough's Wentworth Intermediate School is barely functional, much too small and – most importantly – not safe for students or for staff. To further delay its replacement would be a disservice. Asbestos, radon and mold are prevalent. Less than half of the building has spr...

  • Letter: Yes on 2 to protect jobs, heritage

    I urge the citizens of Maine to vote yes on Question 2. This referendum question allows Mainers to support economic development without having to approve additional borrowing through the issuance of bonds. Job opportunities will be created for the men and women in York and in Washington co...